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1983 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 30
Sunday, February 20, 1983 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:12:20
Average Speed: 155.979 mph
Pole Speed: 198.864 mph
Cautions: 6 for 36 laps
Margin of Victory: 5 cl
Attendance: 115,000
Lead changes: 58

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 828   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Pontiac200119,600running23180
2179   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford20066,425running6175
3 521   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford20059,650running35170
41198   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet20055,980running57170
51090   Dick Brooks Sunny King Ford & Honda / Burger King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19944,545running15160
35 315   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford6337,011engine263
64144   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet19933,175running0150
22 475   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet18732,400running9102
93522   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Chevrolet19829,400running0138
72253   Tom Sneva Simoniz BodyGard   (Bay Darnell)Chevrolet19927,900running0146
81516   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet19825,100running0142
38 643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4722,600engine2954
101884   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Buick19720,900running0134
11 914   A.J. Foyt Valvoline   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet19720,000running0130
33 77   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac9919,666engine969
24 13   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18216,515cam196
363111   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet6216,100crash055
144252   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Buick19615,965running0121
123951   Lennie Pond Native Tan   (Tom Beck)Buick19715,000running0127
28122   Mark Martin Valvring   (Jim Stacy)Buick13615,000crash079
163467   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler19414,055running0115
371333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick5614,050engine052
18206   Jim Sauter Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet19113,735running0109
133266   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Buick19613,700running0124
322171   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet10013,650piston067
152789   Dean Roper Evinrude Motors   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac19412,800running0118
30 288   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac10612,065engine1478
173641   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac19210,500running0112
192826   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Buick1919,400running0106
232948   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1849,400running094
262347   Ron Bouchard Foster Grant   (Jack Beebe)Buick1629,205engine085
203004   Rick Baldwin Baldwin Racing   (Rick Baldwin)Dodge1888,900running0103
272564   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1498,795engine082
25161   Lake Speed UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1787,550engine088
293770   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1327,375engine076
214010   Clark Dwyer Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1887,100running0100
343317   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet696,485piston061
421455   Benny Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Buick85,950push rod037
401923   Elliott Forbes-RobinsonYurika Foods   (Dick Bahre)Buick365,550engine043
392632   Bosco Lowe Clinomint   (Bill Terry)Buick365,350crash046
412427   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac245,350engine040
31380   Delma Cowart Coastal Transmissions   (H.L. Waters)Buick1024,300crash070

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Morgan Shepherd02Bud ReederChevrolet
Connie Saylor4Spencer RacingG.C. SpencerOldsmobile
Bruce Jacobi05Colonial MotorsDennis TaylorPontiac
Bill Scott07Verda CoalSpencer BrownOldsmobile
Bobby Hillin, Jr.8B.J. RacingBobby Hillin, Sr.Buick
Joe Millikan18Leon SatterfieldBuick
Ronnie Sanders19Henley GrayBuick
Rick Newsom20Rick NewsomChevrolet
Lowell Cowell24Cecil GordonChrysler
Laurent Rioux38Rioux RacingLaurent RiouxChevrolet
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinFord
Ferrel Harris40Iron PeddlersBaxter Price / D.K. UlrichBuick
Slick Johnson42Billy MatthewsBuick
Travis Tiller46Morgan-McClure ChevroletTravis TillerBuick
David Simko54Mound SteelElmer SimkoOldsmobile
Jerry Bowman58Grimes HolcombFord
Alan West61Fogg Trucking Co.Ken FoggBuick
Rick Wilson62Rick WilsonBuick
Jocko Maggiacomo63Jim RosenblumOldsmobile
Joe Booher65Spohn's Body ShopRon SpohnFord
Mike Kempton69KRCMike KemptonPontiac
Rusty Wallace72Easter Seals / Ramada InnJohn ChildsBuick
Steve Moore73Franklin City Music ParkSteve MoorePontiac
Ralph Jones74Bridgetender InnBobby WawakBuick
Mike Potter76Cam FarmMike PotterOldsmobile
Dick Skillen78Tom GoffPontiac
Darryl Sage86Sage RacingLee SageChevrolet
Bobby Wawak94Superior PipingBobby WawakBuick
Philip Duffie99Duffie Sand & GravelPhilip DuffieBuick

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ricky Rudd111
  Geoffrey Bodine221
  Richard Petty342
  Geoffrey Bodine551
  Richard Petty661
  Dale Earnhardt771
  Kyle Petty8136
  Joe Ruttman14152
  Kyle Petty16183
  Richard Petty19191
  Dick Brooks20201
  Richard Petty213515
  Dick Brooks36372
  Richard Petty384710
  Dick Brooks48536
  Bill Elliott54585
  Joe Ruttman59602
  Dale Earnhardt61611
  Dick Brooks62621
  Cale Yarborough63631
  Dick Brooks64652
  Bill Elliott66661
  Joe Ruttman677610
  Cale Yarborough77782
  Dick Brooks79791
  Geoffrey Bodine80845
  Joe Ruttman85851
  Geoffrey Bodine86872
  Joe Ruttman88881
  Geoffrey Bodine89935
  Joe Ruttman94952
  Buddy Baker96972
  Joe Ruttman98981
  Neil Bonnett991079
  Cale Yarborough1081092
  Joe Ruttman1101156
  Dick Brooks1161161
  Joe Ruttman1171171
  Dick Brooks1181181
  Cale Yarborough1191224
  Joe Ruttman1231242
  Cale Yarborough1251251
  Buddy Baker1261261
  Cale Yarborough1271348
  Joe Ruttman1351417
  Buddy Baker1421498
  Joe Ruttman1501512
  Buddy Baker1521521
  Joe Ruttman1531597
  Buddy Baker1601601
  Joe Ruttman1611611
  Cale Yarborough1621632
  Joe Ruttman16417411
  Buddy Baker1751839
  Joe Ruttman1841841
  Buddy Baker1851862
  Cale Yarborough1871882
  Buddy Baker18919911
  Cale Yarborough2002001

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 180    
2   Bill Elliott 175   -5  
3   Buddy Baker 170   -10  
4   Joe Ruttman 170   -10  
5   Dick Brooks 160   -20  
6   Terry Labonte 150   -30  
7   Tom Sneva 146   -34  
8   David Pearson 142   -38  
9   Bobby Allison 138   -42  
10   Jody Ridley 134   -46  
11   A.J. Foyt 130   -50  
12   Lennie Pond 127   -53  
13   Phil Parsons 124   -56  
14   Jimmy Means 121   -59  
15   Dean Roper 118   -62  
16   Buddy Arrington 115   -65  
17   Ronnie Thomas 112   -68  
18   Jim Sauter 109   -71  
19   Ronnie Hopkins 106   -74  
20   Rick Baldwin 103   -77